Taylor Swift is much like any other 29-year-old when it comes to her relationship with her body. She’s had to learn to love it.
Unfortunately that’s the kind of society we live in… still. Where skinny is best, according to our models, our celebrity role models, our clothing sizes, and our magazines.
In our social media driven world we are constantly fed images of washboard abs and perfect figures – the kind we apparently should be striving for.
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Now imagine that pressure when you’re a millennial superstar singer with millions of fans and millions of red carpets to walk.
We can only imagine what that added level of critique would be like – growing up in the glare of a paparazzo camera flash.
“I learned to stop hating every ounce of fat on my body,” Swift said, in an article she wrote for Elle to celebrate her upcoming 30th birthday.
“I worked hard to retrain my brain that a little extra weight means curves, shinier hair and more energy.
“I think a lot of us push the boundaries of dieting, but taking it too far can be really dangerous. There is no quick fix. I work on accepting my body every day,” she wrote under lesson number four.
This is just one of many incredibly raw, real and to be honest, bloody great reflections Swift made in her article.
Other pearls of wisdom include turning off her social media comments so she “trains my brain to not need the validation of someone telling me that I look hot”.
She also talks about trusting her gut, growing a backbone and learning from her failures.
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